Halyna Hutchins’s final words on the set of Rust have been revealed.
The Los Angeles Times has new details of the frenzy on the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Oct. 21 after Alec Baldwin shot the cinematographer while rehearsing with what he thought was a “cold” gun.
“So, I guess I’m gonna take this out, pull it, and go, ‘Bang!'”
Baldwin reportedly said, putting his hand on the Colt .45 revolver that sat in a holster and practicing his cross-draw.
There were 16 crew members in the wooden church set of the low-budget film — none of them had on any protective gear, like noise-canceling headphones or safety goggles, for scenes involving guns.
The “cold” gun, which was not supposed to have a projectile, actually had a live round. As it fired, someone screamed, Hutchins — who was hit first — fell to the ground immediately followed by director Joel Souza.
“What the f*** just happened?” Baldwin asked as the bullet reverberated through the church. It was a phrase he said over and over as the tragic scene played out, the report notes.
Hutchins fell into the arms of the head electrician, Serge Svetnoy. Blood was pouring from her chest, as she had entry and exit wounds, and crew members tried to stop the bleeding.
Souza, who was behind her, was holding his shoulder because the bullet that passed through Hutchins’s body lodged into his.
“What the f*** was that? That burns!” Souza screamed.
A medic, Cherlyn Schaefer, was called, while a boom operator helping Hutchins looked into her eyes and said, “Oh, that was no good.”
Hutchins replied, “No. That was no good. That was no good at all.”
Baldwin, a producer on the film in addition to starring in it, put down the gun on a church pew as he looked in horror at his two bleeding colleagues and repeated his, “What the f*** just happened?”
“Let’s clear everyone who doesn’t need to be here out of here,” assistant director David Halls said.
Mamie Mitchell, the film’s script supervisor, ran out and called 911.
Hutchins died hours later after being airlifted to the hospital. She left behind a husband, Matthew, and son. Souza was treated at a hospital and released a day later.